Sea Islands Institute Grants 

USCB Gives Grants to its Faculty for Research in the Lowcountry

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USCB's Sea Island Institute awards grants to support research that directly impacts our region’s economic, ecologic and cultural vitality. Grant proposals are peer reviewed by a committee of USCB faculty, and supported by the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost.

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The following Sea Islands Institute grants have been awarded to USCB faculty:

2020

   
AWARDEE TOPIC AWARD

Hammond, Beth
Barnes, Mollie 
Kuehn, Jo

Ricardo, Libby

Sidletsky, Jim

Lowcountry Historical Connections for Local Children: A Summer Institute $4,600
Erdei, Ron
Swofford, Sarah
Levitt, Jody
USCB & The Children’s Center Early Learning Application $4,800
Jayne Violette
Diana Reindl        Roberts, Summer    Lahar, Cindy        Nadeau, Angela
Solitude, Seclusion, and Survival: Stories from Older Adults in the Lowcountry during the COVID-19 Pandemic $5,000

2019

   
AWARDEE TOPIC AWARD
Iglesias, Joe
Reindl, Diana
Lewis-Kratky, Rena
Do healthcare organizations address the needs of their patients including the Hispanic minority groups during the delivery of their services and after patients receive the services? $2,117
Swofford, Sarah
Sawyer, Caroline
Barnes, Mollie
SCETV and USCB’s By the River Interdisciplinary Podcast $4,770
Serieux, Elizabeth
Catma, Serkan
Assessing the Public Health and Economic Impact of Climate Change on Beach Width $2,490

2018

   
AWARDEE TOPIC AWARD
Cavanagh, Kim The Barnwell Site Project $4,524
Ritchie, Kim Genetic Identification of Beneficial Bacteria Associated with Regional Sharks $2,750
Sawyer, Caroline SCETV & USCB’s By The River’s Season Two Post-Production $4,859

2017

   
AWARDEE TOPIC AWARD
DebRoy, Swati Student-Driven Educational Intervention in Jasper County School to Alleviate the Obesity Epidemic $2,500
Fitzgerald, Carey Student-Driven Educational Intervention in Jasper County School to Alleviate the Obesity Epidemic $5,000
Maraffi, Topher Preproduction Research for an Educational Documentary On the Carolina Roots of American Swing Dance $2,500
Montie, Eric Locating Spawning Aggregations and Critical Nursery Habitats of Red Drum in the Calibogue and Port Royal Sound Estuarine System  $5,000
Ritchie, Kim Antibiotic-Producing Bacteria as a Health Proxy for Tiger Sharks of Port Royal Sound $5,000

2016

   
AWARDEE TOPIC AWARD
DebRoy, Swati Statistical Modeling for Trend Analysis of the Obesity Epidemic in Beaufort County School Children over the Past 8 years $5,000
Glaze, Brian Open Air Metal Sculpture $2,500
Montie, Eric & Borgianini, Steve Establishing a relationship between seasonal patterns of fish sound production and seasonal patterns of juvenile fish abundance in the May River, SC $5,000
Thomas, Najmah African American Culture: Understanding and Celebrating Our Shared South Carolina Story $2,500

2015

   
AWARDEE TOPIC AWARD
Debroy, Swati Modeling the dynamics of childhood obesity in Beaufort
County school children in order to recommend sustainable interventions
$5,000
Morris, Brent Radical Reconstruction at 150: Reassessing America’s Most Progressive Era $5,000
Pawelek, Kasia Optimizing insecticide treatments against culex pipiens complex mosquitoes to decrease in the risk of a West Nile virus outbreak in Beaufort County, SC: collaboration with Beaufort County Mosquito Control on the preliminary results towards NSF grant proposal $5,000
Staton, Joe Developing microsatellite loci protocols for Palaemonetes pugio $5,000